The apex court was headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan and it asked the BCCI to reconsider its decision on the fast bowler.
They all took to their social media handles and wrote heartfelt messages for Sreesanth. "It's a huge relief". And now when today it has been such a huge day of celebration for Sreesanth, Deepak shared a picture with him and captioned it as, "Ye Banda wapas aayega dil bol rha tha, Aur lo aa gye sreesanthnair36Om Namah shivaaye Aaj sree bhaiya k Haq me Faisla aaya h supreme court ka". I have been keeping myself fit and practising regularly. I now really hope that BCCI too will do justice to him.
The former cricketer was banned for life for his alleged involvement in spot-fixing during the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL).
Although in July 2015, the Patiala House Court dropped the charges against the 36 accused in the scandal, the BCCI refused to reverse its disciplinary order against Sreesanth based on evidence. In August 2017, the Kerala High Court had lifted the life ban imposed on Sreesanth and also set aside all proceedings against him. Later, the division bench of the high court had restored the ban on a petition filed by the BCCI against the single-judge bench's order.
The apex court previous year asked the Delhi High Court to decide expeditiously the appeal filed by the Delhi Police challenging a trial court order discharging several accused, including Sreesanth.
On May 15, 2018, BCCI opposed the plea by Sreesanth seeking a relaxation of the ban to allow him to play in county cricket in England.